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One entry found for petrify.
Main Entry: pet·ri·fy
Pronunciation: primarystresspe-trschwa-secondarystressfimacr
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -fied; -fy·ing
1 : to convert into stone or a stony substance by the penetration of water and the depositing of minerals which were dissolved in the water <petrified wood>
2 : to make lifeless or inactive : DEADEN
3 : to paralyze with fear, amazement, or awe : STUN

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